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Neurophysiology of silence

Today, many neuroscientists, physiologists, physicists, chemists, biologists and mathematicians wonder about the role of silence in relation to different aspects of life. What effects does silence have on emotions, on the awareness of oneself and of the surrounding world, on consciousness and on human well-being?

This fundamental question is guiding countless research all over the world today, which are demonstrating with increasing vigor how important it is to be in silence, not only in an external environmental condition, but also as an ability to interrupt the cycle of our continuous daily thoughts brought on by conditions of stress.

One of the objectives of the Research Institute RINED is to explore the neurophysiology of silence, that is the set of psychophysiological phenomena related to the functioning of the brain, cognitive processes and behaviors implemented in certain circumstances and situations.

The techniques that are used in these studies, which are completely non-invasive, allow for the measurement of cortical activity (EEG), changes in heart rate, skin conductance, respiratory rate, perception of time and changes at the molecular level in the state of silence.

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